If you find yourself with some extra time and extra frozen food on your hands, channel your culinary creativity. Consider taking a kitchen inventory and start by cleaning out your kitchen’s freezer then, put those frozen vegetables to good use with these eleven recipes.
#1 Broccoli Tots with Horseradish Aioli
Cooking for kids or trying to find a way to eat more vegetables yourself? Elevate your classic tater tots with this clever twist for Broccoli Tots with Horseradish Aioli. Made entirely of broccoli with a light mixture of Artisan breadcrumbs, these bite size broccoli tots pair well with a homemade horseradish aioli perfect for dipping.
#2 Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza with Ranch Sauce
Family pizza night? Save the pizza delivery take out option for another time and head to the freezer to repurpose those frozen cauliflower florets with this recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza with Ranch Sauce. Coated in a delicious buffalo sauce, frozen cauliflower florets get a complete makeover with this savory recipe that is full of flavor.
#3 Grain-Free Green Bean Casserole
Green beans are good for more than just the holiday dinner spread, so give them a tasty twist with this recipe for Grain-Free Green Bean Casserole. Not only can you clear out that bag of frozen green beans, but you can also add any frozen mushrooms you may have hidden behind your jars of homemade bone broth. Serve as a side dish or enjoy as a plant-based meal paired with one of your other favorites.
#4 Kale and Parmesan Scones
Feeling fancy? Whip up a batch of savory scones with this recipe for Kale and Parmesan Scones. Enjoy for breakfast or pair with your favorite salad or soup for a lunchtime meal that is sure to satisfy. Who needs a ‘you pick two’ to go when you have scones and your favorite lunchtime entree.
#5 Mini Veggie Quiches
If bags of chopped bell peppers and onions fill your freezer, put them to good use with this recipe for Mini Veggie Quiches. All you need is eggs and a few simple ingredients like almond milk, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and a few of your favorite seasonings. Bake up a big batch and enjoy all week long for breakfast, lunch or even dinner.
Bonus: Bags of spinach filling your freezer shelves? Whip up a homemade batch of Spinach and Feta Mini Quiches. This recipe is super simple to make and is a great on the go snack during a busy day when you just don’t feel like cooking.
#6 Ratatouille with Sprouted Seed Crackers
Too many bags of frozen vegetables that you don’t even know where to begin? Use them all in this one simple recipe for homemade Ratatouille with Sprouted Seed Crackers. Made with a variety of vegetables like bell peppers, eggplant, onions, tomatoes and zucchini all coated in a savory mix of herbs like basil, garlic and thyme, this recipe is layered with rich flavor. For an added crunch, add a handful of your favorite Sprouted Seed Crackers.
#7 Savory Veggie Muffins
Muffins are a morning must have, but instead of opting for something sweet to start off your day, why not go with something savory like these Savory Veggie Muffins. Made with diced bell peppers and shredded zucchini, these Savory Veggie Muffins can include a mix of any of your favorite vegetables. Some delicious additions include carrots, mushrooms and onions.
#8 Secret Spinach Brownies
Save the spinach dip for the holidays and bake up a batch of these Secret Spinach Brownies instead. These brownies bring out the best in any leftover bag of spinach you may find in your fridge or freezer. Feeling extra creative? Try these better brownie recipes.
#9 Sprouted Sunflower Seed and Kale Pesto
Kale is a leafy green that contains phytonutrients and is a delicious addition to salads and soups, but a wonderful way to repurpose frozen kale is to turn it into a savory sauce like this Sprouted Sunflower Seed and Kale Pesto. Enjoy as a dip on almond crackers or as a topping on your favorite chicken or seafood.
#10 Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
Frozen cauliflower florets can be transformed into a real treat with this recipe for Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Bites. This recipe pairs well with fresh vegetable sticks like carrots and celery and is completely Vegetarian and Vegan.
#11 Zucchini Banana Bread
One of the best baking recipes to make is Banana Bread. It’s a classic recipe enjoyed by many, but why not add a subtly savory taste by adding some chopped zucchini with this recipe for Zucchini Banana Bread. Serve up a slice with your favorite mug of coffee or tea and savor every bite as you ease into the morning and begin your day with your favorite rituals and routines.
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